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Leaves

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screen-shot-2016-08-31-at-9-16-24-pmHello Friends,  Sharyn is our hostess this week over at Just Us Girls and she has picked out a perfect word for this time of year.  The word is LEAVES.  Sharyn and I have become very good friends over the past few years, and unfortunately life has gotten to busy for her, and this is going to be her last challenge as part of our Design Team.  I private messaged her a few days ago and asked if she realized her word she had chosen actually had two meanings this week?  She responded, that she had not realized that.  Funny how things work out sometimes isn’t it?  I must say the best thing about this great hobby of ours is the people that have come into our lives…and will stay forever.  I will miss working along side you my friend, but rest assure, you can’t escape me that easy… as I will continue to keep tabs on you! HUGS and best of luck to you!

Now onto my card.  I love the look of stamping two different colors on one stamp…especially these leaves.  I think these colors are awesome together, don’t you?  Then I took a light yellow Spectrum Noir pen and outlined each leaf. (seen below)  The idea for my card came from this gorgeous card by Ashwini that I have linked for you HERE! I added some black splatters and that great (fantastic) Verve Die, stamped the YOU that so happens to be Verve as well, and I was done.  It actually came together rather quickly.  I can assure you I will try this technique again.img_2138  I would also like to welcome our next Guest Designer Jaydee who will be with us this month!

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Hope to see you at JUGS! Nanc’

 

 


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Animals at STB

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Hi there!  I feel like it’s been forever since I posted, but in actuality it hasn’t even been a week.  Just got back from a fantastic weekend away, but will explain all about that at a later date. Over at Seize the Birthday our topping option this time around is Animals.  I have had this adorable stamp set for quite sometime and have never used it.  You know how I feel about coloring, I like the look but I think I stink at it, so I don’t do it very often.  Although, this little guy wasn’t to bad and I got to use my Spectrum Noir pens again.  Please if you have a chance to make a card anytime in the next two weeks or so why not come on over to STB and join us!  The gallery was chock full last time with 225 entries!!  I feel very blessed to run such a well received challenge site with such an awesome group of designers!!   I am also linking up my card to the challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, where the challenge is to make your mark.  Hope you have a wonderful day, three more days of work for me!  Bring on the summer!  Nanc’


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Birthday Blessings…

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Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 2.51.56 PMHello Friends,  I adore this week’s colors that Lisa picked out for us at Just Us Girls and thought that is was high time I break out those Spectrum Noir pens and try some coloring again.  This is not something I feel I am any good at, so it takes me some nerve to give another try each time.  This stamp is something I picked up while I was in Lakeland visiting my sister a while back, they have the most incredible local scrapbooking store there.  Isn’t that stamp butimus?  As my mom would sometimes say.  Miss her ever single day!  The sentiment is from Verve.  One of the flowers is doubled and popped up with pop dots. Hope you come check out what my teammates did this week and play along.  Remember if your chosen as Chic of the Week, you will be in the running for a possible chance to be a Guest Designer with us.  You should see what Wanda our guest Designer did this week…it’s beautiful!

See you over at JUGS!

Nanc’


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Playing for Fun!

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Hello Friends,

It felt great to get in the studio yesterday afternoon and create something for

a challenge outside of my Design Teams.  LOVE my Design teams don’t get me wrong,

I just felt I was neglecting some of my other favorite blogs since headed back to work.

 I love playing along with the Mod Squad and Paper Players

A lot of my good friends and people that inspire me a great deal

play at or design for both of those Challenge Blogs, so even if I miss a challenge

I never miss a week of seeing what both sites have been up to.

I decided to pair these two challenges together for my card!

Mod Squad has a Fruitful Challenge this time around.

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and the Paper Players has a Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.

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I chose Patterned Paper, Ribbon, and Purple but

also realized that Green, Embossing, and Ribbon works too.

Now how about some details on my card!

I think if people watched me make a card they would get a big chuckle.

The ideas to change things always come when the card is nearly complete and you

can usually find me tearing it apart.  Carefully I might add.

This card was true to that statement.

Before I settled on the cord bow…and I must repeat settled!  I was trying to weave my

cord ribbon under my popped up pumpkin in between all of the pop dots.  No luck…

why again did I use glue…they are already sticky! LOL

Also, I love the added colored dots inside my (Verve) banner template,

the added black trim around my letters really made them pop as well.

I love little details that is for sure the more intricate the better.

I think color balance is so important to a piece…. of any type of art.

I colored the pumpkin with my Spectrum Noir pens and

I stole the idea from Cindy Lawrence and decided

to photograph the pens I used.  Go check out her photos …WOW!!

I didn’t have a red I was happy with so I used a prisma colored pencil too.

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Of course my photo looks nothing like hers…but I have to be patient

I am still learning my new camera.

The pumpkin stamp is smoothing I picked up at Michaels and the

cool label background is from Gina K Designs.

The letters were made with an ABC set, but that is obvious I am sure.

The paper is a 6 x 6 fall pack from Recollections.

The circle behind the pumpkin and the label at the bottom are Nestabilities.

Hope you have/had an amazing Day and if your like me you have the day off! 🙂

Take care, and I so appreciate all of YOU!

Nanc’


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CAS(E) Sketch #46

I have been eyeing this sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch for days!

This cute little turtle has been staring at me for over 4 months on

my desk…already colored mind you!  He has been saying,

“What are you waiting for lady?”

The coloring isn’t my best that is for sure, and I

have no idea which pens I would use to fix him…because it’s been so long!

So….as is he stays!!

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Not sure if you can tell by the photo, but I used my spellbinders and cut

out the shape in the front of the card stock and then adhered the image on the

inside of the card.  Then decided it was to plain so I added some stars!

The image is from Bugaboo stamps!

I used my spectrum Noir Pens to color him!

Have a wonderful day!

Nanc’


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Brick Wall Technique

Happy Day Friends,

Stick with me… lots of photos with this post and

some added links to get you hooked up to try it yourself!

I am really excited to share with you today a technique that I have

never tried before.  I am determined to take more liberties to get out

of my comfort zone when it comes to being creative and this technique

I found over at the Friday Mashup was perfect to get me started.

It also gave me a great excuse to color with my Spectrum Noir pens

and use a much neglected stamp that I purchased over a year ago that

I had never used and was always petrified to ink up!

I paired this great technique up with the Sketch over at Seize the Birthday.

A masterpiece always starts off with a great sketch…..right? wink wink

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Are you intrigued?  Here is a link to the Brick Wall Technique!

Just a side note…I did my entire card before I looked at the Tutorial!

Yeah…it’s true! LOL

I can definitely see some things that would have made this a tad easier.

I loved every minute of it and if I don’t stop rambling…

I will not get it linked up in time…2 hours and counting!!!

Here are a few card details, but if you have any questions or some pointers…

give me a holler!

Thanks for listening,

Nanc’

Stamps: Hearfelt Creations- Bella Rose House

Spectrum Noir pens

Lots of patience. 🙂


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CAS on Sunday #5

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Hope you enjoy the day, however you wish to spend it.

I will be missing my son!  This is the first Easter we won’t be

together as a family! 😦

Okay, onto the real reason your here!

Today I have a Thank You card that goes along with the

“Thank you” theme for this week’s CAS on Sunday #5 Challenge.

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I have had this cute little guy colored for about a month now and finally

got around to using him.  I had to come up with something quick

because the deadline for this challenge was fast approaching and

I have been out of town for a funeral and very, very  sick, so I haven’t had

any time or even felt like being creative!

Glad he was there waiting for me!

I made his speech bubble with my cricut,

and the sentiment is from Michaels.

It’s one of those stamps that was sooooo worth the dollar it cost. 🙂

The scalloped diecut is from My Favorite Things.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and please

 be sure to check out the other beautiful DT creations

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Can’t wait to see what you create!
Have a Blessed Easter!
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